"This guy was raping my daughter and I beat him up and I don't know what to do."
That's the panicked voice of 23 year old Samuel Perez after he beat a man to death.
"I need an ambulance," said Perez.
What started out as a small get together turned into tragedy.
The landowner's son and 5 year old daughter went off to look at chickens.
And that's when police said an acquaintance took the girl into the bushed and tried to molest her.
"All I know is this guy is dying over here, freakin' dyin' on me, ma'am. I don't know what to do. I don't know what to do," he said.
The father was not charged with murder because of Texas law.
Now the folks in Shiner aren't the only ones who support the protective dad.
"My husband and I are both glad that he did not get charged," said Jenny Anderson.
"I'm just glad he was there to protect his daughter," said Maria Hernandez.
Both Anderson and Hernandez said they were disgusted when they heard about the situation.
"I would have probably had the same outcome," said Anderson.
"If I would come across something like that I would do the same thing he did," said Hernandez.
Based on Texas law, Perez's actions to use deadly force is justified because he was trying to stop an aggravated sexual assault.
Evidence presented shows that's what happened and the father did not intend to kill the man.
"It's something that I'm so emotional over. It upset me when I saw it last night and like I said I would do anything to protect my granddaughters, anything," said Hernandez.
Perez's attorney said he is remorseful for his actions.